Transit of Mercury

15 Nov 2019

William sent in the link https://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/display.php?year=2019&phase=All&dat... ...which may or may not work for you. If not go to https://spaceweather.com and key down to 12th November 2019 which has a video which is crystal clear (probably the same one)_. The best view of the transit comes from NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (22,000 miles above the surface of the earth).

None the less, backyard astronomers were also able to make an image - see for example ....

  ... or ....    ...    which is pretty neat.

At https://phys.org/news/2019-11-astronomers-curious-case-supernova-gamma-r... ... using space and ground based telescopes a team of astronomers have been looking closely at a supernova - which is said to have emitted a gamma ray burst. The results of the study can be found at https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.14160